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Selected Poems | Paul Eluard
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Hernani | Victor Hugo
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GatheringBooks
Selected Poems | Paul Eluard
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A frozen woman | Annie Ernaux
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This book is extraordinary. Ernaux talks through a life (I assume it‘s hers) from childhood into adulthood, slowly revealing the ludicrous and painful reality of being a woman, the expectations piled on women, and the lack of interest society seems to have for what we actually want. It doesn‘t seem like much at first, but as the book goes on, the weight becomes more and more apparent. This is searing.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 1mo
BarbaraBB This one sounds good too! 1mo
Love_Books_a_Latte Added to the TBR! Thanks for sharing your review 1mo
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La Place | Annie Ernaux
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Annie Erneaux is a beautiful writer. I started this the day before she won the Nobel. The English title is A Man's Place. It's autobiographical about her father, written in the early 1980s.

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Beautiful & sad stream-of-consciousness story of a prematurely-old poor woman in one of the largest & most affluent cities in the world. Saying Paris is a character in the story is cliché but apposite, as the MC invests her perceptual world of things with feelings and numen. The sadness of the story resides in the reader as observer, the MC manifesting acceptance and a fragile indomitability of spirit, psychological defenses not far from delusion.

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"Paris had not forgotten her, Paris was lighting up on every side, the night was tender, the light was soft, the neon signs were flickering on, the sky was candid, and she was rewarded for loving Paris so much."

Leftcoastzen ❤️ 2mo
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A Man's Place | Annie Ernaux

Had a strong immune response to the newest omicron booster vaccine; but a day and a half down meant i read 3 unplanned titles. The employees (digital), Disgrace (print), and A man‘s place (audio). I had meant to see if I could reserve something by this author after the Nobel announcement because I was unfamiliar with her work and the prize description was intriguing. Most titles have holds of course, but this s short title was avail on audio.

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The Child | Jules Valls
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3⭐️ My problem with this book is the way it‘s being told. Its first half is just like a collection of snippets from childhood, and I almost lost my interest. The second half is much better with stories flowing instead of the stop and go approach used at the start. In the hand of Emile Zola, this story of a child living with abusive parents would have been a jaw-dropping page turner. Alas, Valles is not Zola.

BarbaraBB NYRB did great again with this cover! 2mo
sisilia @BarbaraBB They never disappoint 😀 2mo
Liz_M that last line of your review! 😂 2mo
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TheSpineView 🖤🧛‍♂️🖤 2mo
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